6.S197 Practical Magic


Prerequisites: 8.01 (8.02 co-req)
Units:  2-5-2
Instructors: Profs. Steven Leeb and Marc Baldo
Schedule: Tuesdays 3-5, Room 38-501
Provides students with the opportunity to experience the magical aspects of applying physics and machining to electrical product design.  Students learn to use modern fabrication processes (laser cutting, thermoforming, and computer controlled machining) to construct systems using basic physics principles including resonance, conservation laws, and electromagnetic forces.  Projects vary bi-weekly, but include analysis and construction of systems like audio speakers, laser range finders, timed rocket igniters, and optical instruments.